Pokémon Retrospective, Part 3: Modern Poké-Problems

In 2012, I thought I'd outgrown Pokemon. I never bought a DS to play Pokemon Diamond and Pearl, and I didn't feel anything when I saw the remakes of Pokemon HeartGold and SoulSilver on store shelves. In fact, I felt like I'd outgrown video games in general. During this time I only casually played Super … Continue reading Pokémon Retrospective, Part 3: Modern Poké-Problems

I Finally Found My Lost Childhood Game Boy Consoles

On Christmas morning of 1999 I received a Game Boy Color (GBC) and a copy of Pokemon Yellow. Leading up to that fateful morning, I'd been watching other kids play Pokemon Red and Blue and listening to their conversations about the games. Pokemon was everywhere: on the playground, in the neighborhood, and in every kids' … Continue reading I Finally Found My Lost Childhood Game Boy Consoles

13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim Review – A Love Letter to Classic SciFi

13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim is a Visual Novel / Strategy RPG developed by Vanillaware and published by Atlus. It was first released on the PS4 in September 2020 and later released on the Nintendo Switch in April 2022. MSRB is $60. I played the Nintendo Switch version. Ever since I played their games Muramasa: Rebirth … Continue reading 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim Review – A Love Letter to Classic SciFi

A Newcomer’s Guide to Fire Emblem

Alright, I've introduced you to the Metroid series, and the Xenoblade series, but what about Fire Emblem? Perhaps you're curious about all of the anime sword characters flooding the roster of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, or maybe you're interested in the newest spinoff game coming out, Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes. What are these games … Continue reading A Newcomer’s Guide to Fire Emblem

The Witcher III Review: A Novel — I Mean Game — That I Couldn’t Put Down

The Witcher III: Wild Hunt is an open world RPG developed and published by CD Projekt Red. It was originally released on the PS4, Xbox One, and PC in May 2015. It was ported to the Nintendo Switch in September 2019, and will be released again for PS5 and Xbox Series X in 2022. MSRB … Continue reading The Witcher III Review: A Novel — I Mean Game — That I Couldn’t Put Down

A Newcomer’s Guide to Xenoblade Chronicles

So last year I made a newcomer's guide to Metroid, and I liked writing that post so much, I decided to make more of them. This year, with the recent announcement of Xenoblade Chronicles 3, I'd love nothing more than to introduce more people to Xenoblade. I'm going to structure this much like my last … Continue reading A Newcomer’s Guide to Xenoblade Chronicles

Kirby and the Forgotten Land Review: An Unforgettable 3D Platformer

Kirby and the Forgotten Land is a 3D Platformer developed by HAL Laboratory and published by Nintendo. It was released in March 2022 as a Nintendo Switch exclusive. MSRB is $60. The Nintendo Switch has been defined by a lineup of what I like to call "Video Game Olympic Athletes." For example: Zelda went open … Continue reading Kirby and the Forgotten Land Review: An Unforgettable 3D Platformer

Sokodice Review: Thinking Outside the Isometric Box

Sokodice is a puzzle game developed and published by The Socially Awkward Studio. It was released on PC and iOS in 2020, and on Nintendo Switch and Android in 2021. PC and Switch versions cost $6, while the iOS version costs $3, and the Android version costs $1. I played the Nintendo Switch Version. Disclaimer: … Continue reading Sokodice Review: Thinking Outside the Isometric Box

Kirby Star Allies Review: Two-Dimensional Gameplay, Multidimensional Cute

Kirby Star Allies is a 2D Action Platformer developed by HAL Laboratory and published by Nintendo. It was released exclusively for the Nintendo Switch in March of 2018. MSRB is $60. Back in the 1990s, most Platforming mascots like Mario and Sonic packed their bags and moved away to live in the Big City of … Continue reading Kirby Star Allies Review: Two-Dimensional Gameplay, Multidimensional Cute

My Top 20 Nintendo Switch Games (5 Years In)

It's the Nintendo Switch's 5th Birthday! It's so strange that the Switch is not the newest system on the market now. I mean, this is literally how time works, but I swear the console's launch wasn't that long ago. It's apparent that the Switch is showing its age, especially when comparing to next-gen consoles and … Continue reading My Top 20 Nintendo Switch Games (5 Years In)